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Poster: dark.starz Date: Mar 5, 2011 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Normal ILL, 04/24/78

Ya know;

It's been said that most "Rock n Roll" songs are based on three chords and a bridge. And when this unit was firing on all six cylinders, with a recording of this quality, even the simple lil "three chord ditty's" are enjoyable to listen to.

Then there's compositions such as The Eleven > Help/Slipknot > Crazy Fingers > King Solomons Marbles > Terrapin Suite > etc. etc. etc.

That's intellect, a "musical alchemy" so-to-speak, when things start to get real interesting.

This post was modified by dark.starz on 2011-03-05 15:50:33

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Mar 5, 2011 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Normal ILL, 04/24/78

So true about the rock and roll formula. And of course there's the whole reason behind a medley. It fits good together, put it there, pal. So many bands in rock and roll will do a medley, I guess often in the same key, or for dramatic effect, sliding off the relative key or something else that will progress, perhaps with a created bridge between the two (or more) songs in that medley. Or there is the old standard of letting the drummer handle the transition then the "musicians" can come back in on the chosen beat. James Brown of course would slam it into the "one".